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Roy House (Maison Roi), Van Buren, ca. 1990

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This house comes from "les concession des Boniface" in Hamlin Plantation. It is believed to have been built originally by Alexander Roi in the 1790s.

This house was constructed using the "piece on piece" method. The roof is a Normandy roof, that is, the roof curves up at the eves to form a gutter to collect rain water for washing, bathing and household usage.

The door was facing away from the road to face toward the brook to facilitate the use of the brook. The house has one room and dirt floor with a fieldstone fireplace, which was the source of heat for cooking and comfort. Moss collected from the nearby woods is the source of insulation.

Over the centuries it was used as a home and later reused as a tool shed. It was dismantled and rebuilt in its original form from original materials at Acadian Village, Van Buren, in 1977.

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